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Alleged Oath Keeper ringleader in Capitol siege ordered to stay in jail before trial

Alleged Oath Keeper ringleader in Capitol siege ordered to stay in jail before trial

A federal judge decided Friday that the alleged ringleader of the most serious paramilitary conspiracy stemming from the Capitol attack must stay in jail before trial. The ruling came during a federal court hearing where alleged Capitol rioter Jessica Watkins disavowed the right-wing Oath Keepers militia and said she was “humbled” and “humiliated” by the…MORE

Biden doesn’t penalize crown prince despite promise to punish senior Saudi leaders

Biden doesn’t penalize crown prince despite promise to punish senior Saudi leaders

Despite promising to punish senior Saudi leaders while on the campaign trail, President Joe Biden declined to apply sanctions to the one the US intelligence community determined is responsible for the death of journalist Jamal Khashoggi: Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman. The choice not to punish Prince Mohammed directly puts into sharp relief the type…MORE

Democrat launches campaign to unseat Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene

Democrat launches campaign to unseat Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene

Republican Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene has her first public Democratic challenger after Holly McCormack announced her plans this week to challenge the conspiracy theorist for her seat in the heavily GOP district in Georgia. Several other Democrats have filed to run in 2022, Federal Election Commission records show, but McCormack, a 36-year-old insurance agent, is…MORE

Golden Trump statue turns heads at CPAC

Golden Trump statue turns heads at CPAC

With the first full day of the Conservative Political Action Conference underway, there’s already an indisputable star: an outrageously golden statue of Donald Trump wearing shorts and flip-flops. The more than 6-foot-tall statue turned heads as it was wheeled into the Hyatt Regency Thursday evening while CPAC attendees picked up their registration and milled about…MORE

Democrats question Biden’s legal justification for Syria strike

Democrats question Biden’s legal justification for Syria strike

Some Democrats in Congress criticized the Biden administration’s airstrike in Syria, questioning the administration’s legal justification in the latest fight between the executive and legislative branches over war powers. The strike on Thursday marked the US military’s first known action under President Joe Biden. His administration said the strike was in response to Iranian-backed militia…MORE